Friday, October 22, 2010

Have a Happy Weekend!

This was my favorite wedding I saw today when checking out all the wedding blogs.  Of course it was on Style Me Pretty and of course it was shot by the wonderful Jasmine Star and Stephanie Fay!  Check out the entire post here and here.

Have a fabulous weekend!!!  I will be enjoying this weekend sans weddings.  I can hardly believe it myself :).

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

DIY centerpiece: Grouping of Vases

I haven't featured a DIY centerpiece in a while and just could resist posting this one...

***just to let you know, I did not do these centerpieces, everything was provided by the bride and her coordinator.  Carmele, the bride put everything together, and Courtney of After the Engagement added the final touches.***

What you will need:
  • sets of 3 clear glass cylinder vases of different heights (i.e. 6" tall, 9" tall and 10"tall)
  • sand and/or rocks and or glass stones
  • cymbidium orchid stems
  • floating candles (1 for each vase)
  • petals or dendrobium orchids for the tabletop
  • votive candles
What you need to do:
  • fill each vase with the materials you desire (i.e. sand, candle and orchid or cymbidium orchid stem with rocks, glass stones, etc.)
  • set out at reception
  • fill vases with water, leave about 3" left at the top
  • pop in the floating candle
  • add votives to the table tops along with petals or dendrobium orchids
  • light candles and you're done!
You will end up with amazing centerpieces that look like this...

These centerpieces are so beautiful and can be done on a budget while still looking amazing.  Good job Carmele and Courtney!

Photography by:  Nathaniel Kam

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Carmele and Matt

Back in September I was thrilled to make an all white orchid bouquet and popping orange boutonnieres for the groom and groomsman.  Check out these pics that Nathaniel Kam sent over this morning...

As always I have to thank Courtney Tibbets or After the Engagement for the wonderful referral!!!  I love working with you Courtney!!!

Photography by Nathaniel Kam
Planner / Coordinator: Courtney Tibbets of After the Engagement
DJ/MC by Bill Calhoun of Mobile Music
Cupcakes by BatterUp Cupcakes
Ceremony: South Ponto Beach
Reception Venue: Seapointe Resort, Carlsbad

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Q & A session with Divine Events

The wonderful Helena Parker of Divine Events featured a Q&A with me on her blog earlier this week.

Here is a tid bit of the post but to see the entire thing you'll have to visit her here...
"Sally is the owner and lead designer at Exqusite Blooms. Here is a little Q&A I did with her.

What attracted you to the floral business?  Since I was a little girl, I have just always loved flowers.  I can remember my mom buying me a little book of flower meanings and thinking that “when I grow up, I am going to make people bouquets of flowers that have these hidden messages through the flowers”.  Flowers have always been a part of me and made me happy so in a way, I feel like being a florist was what I was always meant to be.

What is your favorite part of doing wedding flowers?  Good question and so many answers come to mind but I think that my very favorite part of doing wedding flowers is the moment I hand a bride her bouquet.  I try to make it a point, if possible, to personally deliver the bridal bouquet to all my brides.  I love that moment when I hand it to her and she is standing there looking beautiful on her wedding day in her gorgeous dress, the bouquet just adds that final “bridal” touch and it such a special moment to be a part of.  Sometimes I get teary eyed and have to turn around for fear of looking like a big dork."
I had such a fun time answering these questions and I hope to continue to work with Helena for a long time!

Photo by: Melissa McClure Photography

Kim and Mike...

Acres of Hope Photography captured these wonderful pictures of Kim and Mike on their beautiful October wedding day...

To see more click here.

Venue:  Scripps Seaside Forum
Photography: Acres of Hope Photography
Coordinator:  Courtney Tibbets of After the Engagement
Cake:  Flour Power